Be inspired and motivated with the best decluttering quotes from tidying expert and author of the life changing magic of tidying up, Marie Kondo. Find out what Marie Kondo says about the challenge of sorting through and tidying up your home, including that spark joy quote. It may surprise you!
Quotes From Marie Kondo To Spark Joy
The Simple Answer To Mess…
Once you learn to choose your belongings properly, you will be left with only the amount that fits perfectly in the space you own.Marie Kondo
It’s going to be labor-intensive and time-consuming, but you need to take all the books down and put them on the floor. Take them down and spread them in one area. Physically pick each book up, one by one. If the book inspires you, keep it. If not, it goes out. That’s the standard by which you decide.Marie Kondo
You may find helpful… Konmari Method For Books
It’s easy to get rid of things when there is an obvious reason for doing so. It’s much more difficult when there is no compelling reason.Marie Kondo
What is your compelling reason? Check out… The Benefits of Less
Does It Spark Joy?
The objects you decide to keep, the ones that gave you the spark of joy? Treasure them from now on. When you put things away, you can actually audibly say, ‘Hey, thank you for the good work today…’ By doing so, it becomes easier for you to put the objects away and treasure them, which prolongs the spark of joy environment.Marie Kondo
Keep only those things that speak to your heart. Then take the plunge and discard all the rest. By doing this, you can reset your life and embark on a new lifestyle.Marie Kondo
I had been so focused on what to discard, on attacking the unwanted obstacles around me, that I had forgotten to cherish the things that I loved, the things I wanted to keep.Marie Kondo
To truly cherish the things that are important to you, you must first discard those that have outlived their purpose. And if you no longer need them, then that is neither wasteful nor shameful.
Can you truthfully say that you treasure something buried so deeply in a cupboard or drawer that you have forgotten its existence?Marie Kondo
Have gratitude for the things you’re discarding. By giving gratitude, you’re giving closure to the relationship with that object, and by doing so, it becomes a lot easier to let go.Marie Kondo
Marie Kondo Quotes For Kids
About tidying up a toy box, you should let your kids experience the selection process by touching all of their toys. It’s also important how they throw away their toys. They can earn a stronger sense of valuing things when they throw things away with respect and appreciation.Marie Kondo
For kids, it’s best to teach them how to fold their clothes first. Kids will be able to fold their clothes at about three years old. You don’t want to teach them how to put away toys first because it’s difficult. Clothes are something kids wear every day, so it’s easy for them to have a sense about their belongings.Marie Kondo
What Marie Kondo says about decluttering…
The process of facing and selecting our possessions can be quite painful. It forces us to confront our imperfections and inadequacies and the foolish choices we made in the past.Marie Kondo
The best way to find out what we really need is to get rid of what we don’t. Quests to faraway places or shopping sprees are no longer necessary. All you have to do is eliminate what you don’t need by confronting each of your possessions properly.Marie Kondo
Effective tidying involves only three essential actions. All you need to do is take the time to examine every item you own, decide whether or not you want to keep it, then choose where to put what you keep. Designate a place for each thing.Marie Kondo
It’s human nature to take the easy route and leap at storage methods that promise quick and convenient ways to remove visible clutter. Putting things away creates the illusion that the clutter problem has been solved. But sooner or later, all the storage units are full, and the room once again overflows with things.Marie Kondo
There’s no need to let your family know the details of what you throw out or donate. You can leave communal spaces to the end. The first step is to confront your own stuff.Marie Kondo
People cannot change their tidying habits without first changing their way of thinking.Marie Kondo
What Marie Kondo says about clothes…
The first step is to check every closet and dresser in the house and gather all your clothes in one spot. Don’t leave a single wardrobe or dresser drawer unopened. Make sure you have gathered every last piece of clothing.Marie Kondo
At this point, I usually say, “Let’s start with off-season clothes.” I have a good reason for choosing off-season clothing for their first foray into this tidying gala. It’s the easiest category for tuning in to one’s intuition concerning what feels good.Marie Kondo
…don’t worry. It may seem as if you have discarded an awful lot, but as long as you are choosing clothes that give you pleasure, you’ll be left with the amount you need.Marie Kondo
Check out… How To Painlessly Purge Your Closet
More Decluttering Help For You…
- Find out my experience with using the konmari checklist to declutter my whole home.
- Konmari Method For Books
- Purge Your Closet
- How you can declutter at the speed of life.
- Are you a cozy minimalist?
- Teach your kids to successfully declutter their rooms.
- Benefits of Living With Less
- How To Get Rid Of Stuff
- Discover what your clutter means